What you are about to see is the culmination of a multi-layered assignment that really forced the students to tackle a huge issue. On the most basic level, students were asked to create a poster that championed a social issue... anything from environmental issues to domestic issues to teen issues. On top of that, they were asked to research and write about that topic. The writing could only be a very specific length, and it had to cover certain issues.
The students then had to learn how to sketch their ideas on paper, and communicate their intent through a one on one conference with the teacher.... both are skills that are harder to master than you might think. Lastly, they were asked to work in Adobe Illustrator, a program that they had only begun to learn a month or so before. And if that wasn't enough, they weren't allowed to use color to aid in their design... only black and white for these guys. With all of those pressures, the poster & layout they created is worthy of some SERIOUS admiration. Way to go guys!